Incense sticks are used by many communities in the world daily for performing worships and for special occasion. In Asian countries used incense sticks in daily for their puja ceremonies. So it has good demand for this business. This Industry has long history and it can be setup with less investment. You require only low technology for manufacturing. Basically sticks are rolled by hands. If you can invest much money you can buy machines also. There are many different types of incense sticks used for different purposes or on different festive days.
Step 1: You'll Need Following Things to Made Sticks
Wood glue - In Sri Lanka and India used wood power call "patta" , "bummi powder" or Jigat power.
Charcoal powder - burning wood powder
Unburned Wood powder -sawdusts
Perfumes - fragrance oils
Most used fragrance oils are (Perfumes)
Step 2: Supplying of Raw Materials
So in this industry have many opportunities to earn extra money IÃ¢â�¬â�¢ll tell steps by steps how to do its.
First you need bamboo sticks to make incense sticks.
A . How to make bamboo sticks.
You need following materials to make bamboo sticks
Small knife and blades
Step 3: Bamboo Nodes
Step 4: Split to Slats
Step 5: Sliver
Step 6: Ready
If you desire to do this as a business, bundled in 1 kg bundles and can sell to makers.
B. Charcoal powder - burned wood powder
This is very easy Ã¢â¬â you can collect burned wood and grind its. Coconut cell powder or bamboo burned powder are very good to use as charcoal power for sticks.
Step 7: Hand Rall
first mixed the above materials to following ratio.
Wood glue + Charcoal powder +sawdusts + Sandalwood powder = 1:2:1:.5
mixed this all together and used water to prepare glue.
Handrall - Photo attached
Step 8: Video for Making Sticks by Hand Roll and Machine